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Service Learning Project: Dovetail Tool Tote

Course Overview

Hone your woodworking skills while helping North House! In this course, we’ll build custom dovetailed pine tool totes designed for an array of hand tools. Learn fundamental skills in carpentry and joinery, including use of hand and power tools, hand-cutting dovetails, creating a dado, and even cutting and fitting a “secret” dovetail that adds to the overall strength of the tote. The totes will stay at North House, but skills acquired in this course can be applied to a variety of woodworking projects at home. No prior woodworking experience necessary.


Fri, Apr 20th, 2018  –  Sun, Apr 22nd, 2018

Course Details

Length: 3 days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $75.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

Fixed blade Mora carving knife
Dovetail saw
Bevel edge chisels, 1/4”­1”

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.